4 Commanders players whose fate is sealed after Dan Quinn hire

The writing is on the wall for these Commanders players.
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Which players could have their respective fates sealed after the Washington Commanders appointed head coach Dan Quinn?

It is a time of great change for the Washington Commanders. This was an absolute necessity to drag one of the NFL's most storied franchises back to legitimacy. Dan Quinn becoming the head coach is good news for some and not so much for others.

The Commanders won just four games in 2023. They looked devoid of confidence and lacked any genuine motivation from the coaching staff. Many were seen as lame ducks after Josh Harris' ownership group wrestled the organization from Dan Snyder. Some were also accused of going through the motions as another campaign spiraled into oblivion.

This was something Harris and his team also realized. They spent time setting themselves up to be big players this offseason with the league's most salary-cap space and an abundance of draft assets. Making the most of them will be key, but there seems to be an aligned vision in place to provide hope.

Of course, there will be sacrifices. Here are four Commanders players whose fate is sealed following Quinn's arrival.

Joey Slye - Commanders K

There is a close connection between former head coach Ron Rivera and Joey Slye. They worked together during their time with the Carolina Panthers. The experienced figure brought him to the Washington Commanders. Now that those in power have gone in a different direction, the kicker's future looks especially bleak.

One could argue Slye was fortunate to get another chance in 2023. The Commanders made him beat out Michael Badgley in an off-season training camp competition. But the same old inconsistencies reared their ugly head with competitive games arrived.

After converting 79.2 percent of his field goal attempts last season - bringing his percentage to 84.8 throughout his time in Washington - don't be surprised if Dan Quinn and Adam Peters seek an upgrade. What this means for Slye's overall NFL future remains to be seen.